Monday, September 28, 2009


You can see the size of the problem around here when you notice how much taller those trees are than any of the buildings around here and it's surprising the speed the walnuts can pick up on the way to the ground so it looks like it will be a while before we're having campfires again (without wearing hard hats anyway ; ) Another problem is that I have no idea what to do with them ...I don't even eat walnuts and all of the trees need trimming (one of them needs to be cut down too) but on the bright side it does kind of make me laugh to think of the Laura Ingals Wilder books and my own little "Walnut Grove" with my "little House in the big woods". I hope something made you smile today too.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Very vine indeed

I walked into the room an thought it was kind of neat the way the leaves vines I'd painted on the wall blended in with the potted plant on my bookcase so I thought I'd share them here and you can help me decide whether or not I should keep on with my little experiment in wall finishes. I'll be anxious to hear what you think of it.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I like it vine or leaf it alone

This is the third in the series of cigar boxes I've been working on. Each time I try something a little different and get a bit more practice with various subjects and techniques that interest me. I'm grateful to Karen for bringing them by and hope they work out well for both of us.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Recycled cigar boxes

I'm decorating some cigar boxes for a friend to market at a quilt event. This mixed media piece is the first. I've added wood bits and embroidered appliques over the acrylic paints and had a bit of fun painting some of the flowers from my garden on it as well. I'm painting vines on a larger one now and haven't quite decided what I'll add to it yet ...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Keeping Busy

An afgahn like this is always a challenge. Strips and blocks in different sizes made by dozens of peolple , some pieces were knitted and were some crochet in colors that porbably shouldn't be in the same room, let alone the same afghan but they needed to come together in a way that would share the warmth, energy and heart of the "Busy Hands for Love" crochet club with someone in need of comfort. (the group donates items to several differnt charities) I'm just glad I could help.